Apr. 8th, 2015

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Classic our society! These gendered items make me sad.

Also, here, have some Jeopardy skeeziness.

I read (part of) an interesting article about people attacking comedians for non-PC jokes, like what happened with Trevor Noah, soon-to-be host of the Daily Show. I personally didn't find his jokes funny, but I was more disappointed than offended. I was originally very pleased that he was chosen to be host, even though I don't know a lot about his sense of humor... Jokes that pander to very low common denominator humor like "haw haw if I hit a Jew with a German car it's like the Holocaust get it??" is less anti-Semitic/racist/fatphobic/whatever than it is just plain tasteless -- trying too hard and coming not nearly close to the mark. I think I'm more disappointed that (the last time I checked) he had responded to the criticism with a passive-aggressive comment about how people are unfairly judging his present comedy based on old material instead of... any sort of apology or regret or even real admission that the jokes weren't funny.

But I have every intention of waiting to see how he is when he's hosting instead of quitting in advance right now. As Jon (apparently) encouraged, Trevor Noah's The Daily Show will win or fail with me on its own merits.

(These parentheses are here because as it turns out, I have no life anymore without access to a computer at work.)

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